Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs
Having a wedding reception site all to yourself can be key—nobody wants randoms wandering through their reception or any antics a la Wedding Crashers.
For the ultimate in secludedness, host your affair at Dunton Hot Springs, a meticulously restored 19th-century ghost town in an alpine valley just across the mountain from Telluride, Colorado. The property includes 12 guest cabins (sleeping up to 42 guests), natural hot springs, a spa, a dance hall, a saloon, and a log-hewn open-air chapel set beside a waterfall for ceremonies. And you won't have to worry about any of your guests getting cabin fever—depending on the season, activities include snowmobiling, fly-fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. The whole place is yours for $17,500 per night Friday and Saturday, including all lodging and meals. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Colorado